The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience. Please take a few moments and get to know us.
Dr. Blankshain has a life long connection to the Oak Park community, moving to Oak Park at age six, attending Horace Mann School and graduating from Oak Park-River Forest High School in 1972. Four years of undergraduate work at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia resulted in a 1976 graduation with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry. He then attended the University of Illinois College of Dentistry, receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1980. He has practiced in the Oak Park area since September 1980.
Dr. Blankshain is a general dentist who practices all aspects of dental care. His practice is centered on assisting his patients in attaining and maintaining the highest possible state of dental health. He is especially interested in Orthodontics and Cosmetic Dentistry and has attended many courses in these areas to keep up with the latest developments and newest treatments. He is a member of the Chicago Dental Society, the Illinois State Dental Society and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Blankshain has been married to his wife Diane since 1982. They currently live in Park Ridge with their two children, Chris and Kim, and black lab Riley. When not in the office Dr. Blankshain can usually be found on a nearby soccer field. He is licensed by the United States Soccer Federation as both a coach and a referee and is currently the Goalkeeper Trainer for Park Ridge Premier FC.
Terry McDonagh - Dental Assistant
Terry has worked in the dental field for over thirty years. She has been with Dr. Blankshain for the last eleven years of her career. She is certified in coronal polishing and sealants. She enjoys working with our patients and helping make their experience a good one. When she is not in the office you can find her on the dance floor with Chicago Windy City Jitterbug Club or at the park walking her dog Max.
Cheryl Hutchings - Office Manager
Cheryl is a 2006 graduate from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. She has over eight years of experience in medical office management and is currently a student at Triton College. She relocated here from Scottsdale, Arizona and has been an Oak Park resident for three years where she lives with her husband Dean and their dog Stella.